Northwest Fire Region May 10, 2021 Wildfire Update

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Wildfire Update

Thunder Bay – NEWS – There were no new fires discovered in the northwest region by the afternoon of May 10, 2021.

  • There are two active fires in the region. Both fires are under control.
  • The fire hazard is mainly low to moderate with an area of high hazard in the districts of Fort Frances and Kenora.
  • To see the fire hazard near you, consult the interactive fire map at Ontario.ca/forestfire

Follow Ontario’s Outdoor Burning Regulations

Aviation, Forest Fire and Emergency Services would like to remind the public to use caution when performing any outdoor burning. In order to dispose of yard waste and woody debris, we encourage you to use methods such as composting or using your local landfill. If you must burn, follow Ontario’s outdoor burning regulations.

Fires are to be ignited no sooner than 2 hours before sunset and extinguished no later than 2 hours after sunrise.

Always have tools/water adequate to contain the fire at the site.

Know the rules for safe outdoor burning. To consult the full set of outdoor burning regulations under Ontario’s Forest Fire Prevention Act, visit our website at ontario.ca/page/outdoor-fire-rules-and-permits.